We’re back, and Wow what an exciting month it’s been! If you’ve been following along with the blog this year, Thank you so much! I sincerely apologize for our delay. We’ve finished making changes to the website and I’m happy to report, we’re back with new and improved content. So feel free to check out the site, or feel free to reach out directly via phone, email, or using our new online chat feature if you’ve got any questions for us regarding solar panels, roofing, insulation, window repair, gutter installation, or if you’ve got questions about our wide range of Smart Home services. We’re happy to help walk you through an energy analysis on your home, and just need your energy bill to get started on a free consultation – so don’t wait any longer, give us a call today!
We’ve discussed roofing in prior blogs so you know what to look for, how to look for it, and why when it comes to roofing – but there are a couple of key facts that bear repeating: 1) According to https://roofingcalculator.com a typical roof lasts about 30 years, while https://www.consumerreports.org states it’s anywhere from 10-90 years depending on the quality. That’s the difference between replacing a roof in your lifetime or not – so quality is a pretty big deal. 2) Roofing improvements are essential for home value, and can have long-lasting impacts to everything inside your home as well as heating/cooling, so it’s important to consider whether your roof needs replacing at least once in your lifetime, per home – if you move, you’ll definitely want to check out the roof before you make a purchase!
Here are a couple of quick reference points on what to look for if you need to replace your roof – especially if you’ll need a new roof prior to making a solar-panel system investment (otherwise, you’ll just have to remove the solar panels to install the new roof when applicable, and then re-install them later). Check out the following video from Consumer Reports which discusses a few things to look out for, and discusses different asphalt shingle roofing styles and different features of each: https://www.consumerreports.org/asphalt-shingles/best-roofing-shingles-from-consumer-reports-tests/.
If you’re interested in hearing a roofing quote or a roofing + solar quote, please pick out your favorite Owens Corning roofing style here – https://www.owenscorning.com/en-us/roofing/shingles – and let us provide a free quote that you can compare to other contractors in the area.
Are you insulated from the heat this summer? Since insulation lives inside of your walls, a good way to tell is whether your house retained heat during the winter storm. While it may not be the sexiest home upgrade, proper insulation in a home or business can save you tons of money on energy costs! For an idea of how much insulation should cost, check out the following article from homeadvisor.com, which outlines different types of insulation, how it works, and how to DIY a quote for your home: https://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/insulation/#:~:text=Cost%3A%20The%20average%20cost%20per,for%206%20hours%20of%20work. If you’re interested in an expert opinion, check out our products here: https://www.owenscorning.com/en-us/insulation/commercial?gclid=Cj0KCQjwmIuDBhDXARIsAFITC_6IE9eaXHYg7CGg-22EgdVHvywogaWRHih19QpSE1Q_rXpXcB9l-tMaAsutEALw_wcB&utm_id=sem%3Acommercial%3A2020%3Asearch%3A1%3A1%3Ageneral%3Aunknown, and give us a call!